Co-trainer Chris Meagher has confirmed that the lightly-raced daughter of Written Tycoon, Pippie has now earned her chance to prove her metal in stakes company following her impressive victory in the $75,000 MRC Foundation Supports Legacy Handicap over 1100m at Caulfield on Saturday.
The four-year-old has remained unbeaten this preparation with a three-length, all the way victory over several highly spruiked fancies.
Post-race Chris Meagher was delighted to see the filly continue with the notable way her preparation had begun.
While jockey Ben Melham was optimistic pre-race that Pippie could repeat her emphatic first-up victory at Doomben.
“The filly has had four career starts to date and finished a creditable seventh in last year’s G3 Quezette Stakes. I was expecting a very forward showing from her,” Melham told Racing.com. “She was a while between runs; however, Chris and John Meagher know what they’re doing.”
However, returning to scale, Melham admitted he didn’t know which impressed him more – the way she came back underneath him or the sheer arrogance of the win.
“It was a terrific win, and yes, she was quite arrogant in the way she put them away.”
“Meagher Racing have done a great job, as the boys put her away for a good spell as soon as she showed tiredness. They have really let her mature as a racehorse and as we saw that today. It has paid dividends this preparation.”
“She is building a great record, and by using her brilliant tactical speed, she was just too good.”
Meagher has nominated Pippie for black type targets with both the upcoming 1200 metre G3 Cockram Stakes at the same track on August 31 and then all going well, the How Now Stakes, who Meagher won with Savannah Amour in 2017 as her next stakes focus.
With two wins on the trot, Pippie has now won three of her five starts. From the Ne Coupez Pas mare Coupe Express, she was consigned by Queensland’s Eureka Stud, at the Inglis 2017 Classic Sale. Purchased for $60,000 by Dan Meagher for her owners and great supporters of the Meagher family, Heran Racing.